Book Review: A burning indictment of the excesses of the tech bros

Veteran journalist Kara Swisher’s Burn Book takes a deep dive into her years covering the personalities behind the tech titans

Kara Swisher

What would Steve Jobs make of Elon Musk? That’s just one of the many questions posed in Burn Book, a memoir by the veteran technology journalist Kara Swisher. Having met, interviewed and often criticised, most if not all of the Big Tech bros in a career that dates back to the dotcom days, she’s in a better position than most to have an opinion.

Her take? That Jobs was certainly no angel, but that he’d ...